DIY Furnace Troubleshooting03/06/2015 One of the most vital parts of the winter is staying snug and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is important throughout the year, but during the winter it is even more crucial. Winters in Winchester are unpredictable and the chilliest days can often appear on us, sometimes when your furnace is unprepared. So, before you call in a professional technician, here are a few things you can examine first: Check your filter – unclean filters are one of the most common causes of unexpected furnace failures. Air has a more difficult time floating through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the harder it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are meant to pick up on clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Changing furnace filters every month or so can prevent these troubles and keep you comfortable. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep continuous tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or indicator on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to replace out the batteries on your thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to forget little things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a relevant rise in temperature that may have caused you to switch off the “heat” setting. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, find the breakers that control your furnace: [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On spot. If it is Off or in the middle of the two sides, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On. The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can often be confused as a real light switch, which is why it is often the issue with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only take a few minutes to reboot. Going through these steps is a simple and effective way of confirming the effectiveness of your furnace before you set-up a call to your Winchester expert. If there are still problems after you have gone through these steps, you will have a much better idea on how to update your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the issue might be. If you have questions or need to set up a repair, call Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester or contact us online assistance.